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Richard P Getz


Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Wounded in Action (WIA). Returned to ZI, due to wounds.

Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Verner Wertsch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Alan Wertsch served as a pilot with the 333rd Bomb Squadron of the 94th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Bury St Edmunds, England. His crew is commemorated on a plaque, titled "33 Raids to Hell and Back" at the Rougham Control Tower Museum. ...

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-107180 Lucky Rebel/Eagle's Wrath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-K] Rougham 11/4/44 LUCKY REBEL; Salvaged 9AF German 29/12/45. THE EAGLE'S WRATH.

  • 42-31653 Erie Ferry, Kac's Flak Shack, Green Hornets

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/43; Helena 4/12/43; Gt Falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; New Castle 17/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-V] Rougham 26/12/43 ERIE FERRY; Missing in Action Bohlen 11/9/44 with Merle Green, Co...

  • 42-97668 Leading Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/1/44; 1SAG Langley 1/2/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 385BG [ -U] Gt Ashfield; transferred 333BS/94BG [TS-N] Rougham 7/4/44; transferred 306BG Thurleigh 8/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...


Event Location Date
Born Illinois, USA 17 April 1919

Son of Thomas B and Caroline H Getz.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 17 October 1941
Based Bury St Edmunds February 1944 – 30 April 1944

Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Bury St Edmunds 30 April 1944 – November 1944

Transferred to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Rougham, UK 6 June 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Wounded in Action (WIA) 21 July 1944

Regensburg Mission. Hit in ankle by flak shard. WIA

Hospitalised 21 July 1944 – November 1944

Hospitalised prior to be returned to US hospital.

Discharged USAAF 16 July 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died San Diego, CA 28 October 2004


Date Contributor Update
26 March 2019 14:33:24 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 15:37:13 usxpat Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques
Public Facebook group: 94th Bomb Group